Philip Converse

Social scientist Philip Converse dies at 86

January 6th, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Philip E. Converse, an authority on public opinion and electoral behavior and a professor emeritus of sociology and political science at the University of Michigan, died on December 30, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was…


U-M economist F. Thomas Juster, former ISR director, dies at 83

July 22nd, 2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Economist F. Thomas Juster, a former director of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR), and the founding director of the landmark U-M Health & Retirement Study, died in Ann Arbor, Mich., on July 21. He…


Irene Hess dies at 98

July 13th, 2009

Survey statistician Irene Hess, who educated generations of graduate students in the conduct of scientific surveys, died July 5 in Ann Arbor, MI, of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 98 years old. Although she officially “retired” from the University of Michigan…